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A PARIS SENSATION.
New York , July 23.—A cable Bpeciitl furnishes the following particulars of the death by sui ieide of Mr&. Annie Wetuiore, which took place at the resi dence of the lady about Clinton, No. 12 rue Chateau Aabrian, at three o'clock yesterday. Her death has crea'ed a painful sen sation among English and Amer ican residents here. It is the old story—misplacud affection aban onment and dishonor. ►Some two or three years ago the deceased lady met the Mar quis of Anglesy, then Lord Henry Paget. She was a handsome at attractive woman, and it is said she abandoned her husband and only child uuder the impression that if she could get a divorce Lord Henry Paget would marry her. However this may be, it is certain that the relations of the parties were of the most intimate character, and the friends of Mrs. Wetuiore were led to believe a promise of marriage actually ex isted, and that a divorce having been obtained she would soon become Lady Anglesy, Lord Henry Paget having succeeded to tho title. The unfortunate lady's hopes were suddenly blasted, however, by publication of the marriage of the new Mar quis to the Hon. Mrs, 'Wood house, widow of Lord Kimber ley's second sou, and daughter of Preston King, of Georgia The shock to Mrs, Wetfnore was terrible, and her friends thought she would lose her reason. After she become more composed the idea came to her of sueiDg the Marquis in the English law courts for breach of promise, as she had upward of two hundred of his letters which she consid ered would establish her case. Whether she shrank from the scandal of sucn proceeding, or whether she was deterred from the resolution by insufficiency of testimony, is not known, but she settled down into a state of mel ancholy from which nothing could arouse her, and finally she procure! the fatal drug which put au end to her existence. The police authorities held an inquest into the afiair to day. After in specting tne body, they gave Mr. Weeks, of the chapel in Hue Bayard, permission to make ull necessary arrangement for the funeral. The last services will be conducted by Dr. Morgan at his chapel next Saturday morn ing. J VI uj "WRECKED." Few men can hear of the loss of a gallant ship without a touch of sadness. Life bad been com pared to the great ocean, and men to the ships which sail there on. When a bark which has braved the tempest of strange seas comes home with rusted hull and tattered sails men wel come her back just as they .do one of their own kind who has journeyed afar and pasßec hrough peril to benefit his race t is when we come upon the wreck of a once noble ship that men try hardest to remember how well she served her builders. It is when we hear that some gallant bark is missing leaving no sign nor trace, that men are awed as they speak her name, There is nothing that will touch and soften the bearl like the sight of the wrecks which drift here and there on life's ocean—ones grand and gifted men now blown hither and thither, now going with currents, now hidden from sight by the mantle of night or the mysteri ous fog. He who visits an asy lum for the insane gazes out upon an ocean which is ever changing its surface and its shores. One moment the waters will be calm and peaceful—the next there will be the roar of a storm and the growl of breakers. Before him will drift wrecks without number —some moving slowly out uf the fog—some drifting into it —some skirting the shores ou which stand tearful friends to wave farwells—others being carried by unseen currents afar to sea. It is an ocean without a harbor of refuge. Once a wreck upon its bosom and there is no lauding. Day and night, for weeks and months and years, the dismasted and dismantled hulks weave in and out of the fog —iu and out of the sunlight— whirl slowly about ia the eddies —catch on the shoals and go driving further out upon the troubled waters. Storm and rust und time ara siieütiy at work, and one by one, as tho years creep on, "id wrecks sink silently into the sea and are heard of no marc forever. When men die we forgot that they were iike those who sl.il« live on. We forget all that was bad in them und remember aii that was good. We know that they are dead, and the busy world closes up the gap and marches along. But when men sail out upon life's ocean to be come wrecks—to be dead in all but name—to drift in tho dark ness without chart or beacon— to feel the shores going further and further away from them, there is something so pitiful that eyes fill with tears and hearts grow tender. They are not dead, yet their faces nre never seen upon the streets. They have no tombstones, yet men read their epitaphs and forget them, L battered hulk drifts a skeleton crew—drifting, driving, twirling, plunging, and thore is do help The end is a darker night, t stronger gale, and a cry of de spair as the waters close over ai and roll on as before. When ivory-handled knives turn yellow, rub them with nice sand paper or emery; it will take off all their spots and restore their whiteness. ORDINANCE NO. 5. AN ACT providing for a special election to be held in the town of Bastrop for the purpose of ascer taining whether or not the pro perty tax payers of the town of Bastrop are willing to submit to a special tax in aid of a railroad to be constructed from Monroe, La., to Bastrop, La, and 1 hence to some poiut near the Arkansas line. Section 1. Be it enacted by the Mayor and Councilman of the town of Bastrop that in obedience to the request of one-third of the property tax payers of the town of Bastrop, as set forth in their petition ad dressed to the Mayor and council men of the town of Bastrop, an election is hereby ordered to take place at the court house, in the town of Bastrop, in accordance with the laws of this State, and af ter the advertisement of the same has been given as required by Act No. 84 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana, approved April 10, 1880, for the purpose of taking the sense of the duly quali fied electors, residents of the cor poration of Bastrop upon the ques tion as to whether or not they are willing to pay a special tax of five mills on the dollar of the cash val uation of all property, real and per sonal, situated within the town of Bastrop, and upon which the State levies a tax, for the purpose of aid ing in the construction of a railroad to be built from Monroe, La., via Bastrop, La., to some point on the Louisiana and Arkansas line, said tax to be paid annually for a period of time not exeeediug ten years, and said election is hereby ordered to be held in all respects according to existing laws of the State. Section 2. Be it further enacted, etc., That immediately after the passage of this a«t it shall be the duty of the Mayor of said town of Bastrop to issue his proclamation ordering an election for the pur poses mentioned in section 1 of this act, and notice of said election sliall be given by public advertisement for thirty days in the Morehouse Clarion, a public newspaper printed and published in the town of Bas trop, at which election none but duly qualified electors shall vote, the qualification of the electors to be determined under the constitu tion and laws of this State. Section 3. Be it further enacted, *i etc., That at said election there shall be written or printed on each ballot the words "For the Proposed Tax." or "Against the Proposed Tax" and in the event that a ma jority of the electors shall vote in favor of the proposed tax the Mayor of town shail make official pro mulgation of the fact as required by section 4 of Act No. 84 of the Legislature of 1880. Said election shall be presided over by commis sioners duly appointed by the Mayor j \ of said town, who are hereby re quired to make return of said elec tion as required by law. Section 4. Be it furteer enacted, etc., That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved July 9th, 1880. S. H. STIVERS. Mayor. A. B. P ettiss , Secretary. a AN ACT Old' Oil ID t!> mission to the voters of the corpora tion of Bastrop certaiu ainoudmouts to the charter, of said corporation to bo voted for or against 1 >y tho people (voters) of said corporation directing the Mayor to issue his proclamation for said election, and proscribing the manner of lidding same. >S(".'tio!i i. el it riiao'd by tlii' Mayor and Cotmeilmeu of tho corpora Bastrop that there bo held in Saul cor poration on the 17th day uf AUGUST. 1880, a special election for the purpose of hr.ving submitted to the people (voters) of said corporation to be voted on by vote' them for or against the same and to be voted 011 separately the following pro posed amendments to the present char ter of said corporation, petitioned for by one-third of the property tax payers of said corporation according to act 110 of of the General Assembly of 1880. First Proposed Amendment. Anicml Section 19, so as to read as fol lows: Be it further enacted, ctc , That if vacancy should occur in the office Mayor, the Council shall select a Mayor from among themselves, who shall qualify in the same way and have the same powers as if he had been dn~ elected by a vote of the citizens of said town and shall hold his office dur the unexpired term, and in the event of the sickness or temporary absence of the Mayor from said town he (the Mayor) shall appoint one ot the Conncilmen to act as Major pro. tem, who shall whilst acting as such, have the same post ers as the duly elected Mayor, except to draw warrants ou tho treasury. Should a va cancy occur iu the office of any council men, such vacancy shall be tilled, by ap pointment by the Mayor, by and with f ;y of* Second Proposed Amendaient. Amend section 7 so as to read as fol lows. Lie it further enacted, etc., That the Mayor and Couucilmeu shall hold their offices for one year and "util their suc cessors liavo been duly elected or ap pointed and have qualified, and that before entering upon the discharge of the duties of their office thoy shall take tho oath prescribed by Article I I' 1 of tho Constitution ot the Stnto. which oath shall bo filed in tho olliuirW tho Secre tary of State. Third Proposed Amendment. Amend section 11 mo as to read as follows: Be it further enacted, etc., That it shiill be the duty of the Marshall to at tend the meetings of the Mayor and Council men and to do and perform all buch duties ns may be required of him by tlio Mayor and Councilmea and all other duties imposed by law and for which services he shall receive the same fee« and emoluments as are allowed by law to constables and such salary as the council may determine. Fourth Proposed Amendment. Amend section 17 so as to read as fol lows Be it farther enacted, etc., That in all eases where the Mayor of said town of Bastrop shall in accordance with the laws aud ordinances cf said town impose any fine or penalty or forfeiture upon any person for the breach thereof, and such person shall not comply with and perform the judgment imposing penalty or forfeiture within twelve hours from its rendition he shal[ be committed to the town prison until discharged by law not to exceed thirty days for any offense or sentenced to labor tor the benefit of said town at such labor as may be se lected by the Mayor for a time not ex ceeding the term of imprisonment ad judged. Fifth Proposed Amendment. Amend section 5 so as to read as fol lows: Be it further enacted, etc., That tho Mayor and Councilmen of said town shall havtf the power of levying and col lecting au ad valorem tax upon all pro perty, real and personal, situated within' tho limits of said corporation except such as;mav be specially exempted; provided the said tax shall not exceed for any ono year the per centum allowed by law for municipal corporations to assess; and to further levy and collect a license on billiard tables, taverns, private boarding houses, merchantile establishments of every kind, apothecary shops, groceries, coffee houses and shops retailing spirit ous liquors, drays, carts, trades and pro fessions, fruit stands, restaurants, con fectioneries,eating houses, livery stables, bowling allies, peddlers and'brokers, mills, lumber yards, batchers, contrac tors, shows, menageries, museums, theatres and thespians and upon any other bnsiness whatever not expressly exempted by !aw, said tax and license to be expended in opening, repairing, and improving the streets aud sidewalks of said town , in other works of improve ment and in paying the officers of said town, as the Mayor aud Council may determine. Sixth Proposed Amendment. Amend Section 17 so as to read as follows: I Be it further enacted, etc., That the j Major of tho town of Bastrop shall be commissioned as a just'ee of the peace within the limits of said town and as such shall have power to suppress all riots, rows, unlawful assemblies, affrays, and tumults, all breaches of the peace committed within the limits of said town To that end he shall appoint, from time to time such a number of j policemen a* the Council may deem \ ueeiiry and the policemen so ap poijd shall be subject to his control in theTscliarge of their duties. He shall bawower to hear charges against of feurs, to issue warrants and summons, to «mine the informant accused aud witpses in the same maimer as a com- ! in j Ai çr magistrate may c*o. to grant j baiji'or appearance at any of the j coijs to commit for trial, to bind over to jep the peace, and generally to do j illli!-. i'»r thfl preservation of the peace m id town which a committing mag istjfco may or can do. He »hall try and pujsh all offenders against tho town o£ Oaf op according to the laws of said tor and for that purpose shall hold h'S caijt at least once in each week or of t-jr if necessary He shall also have eiaisive jurisdiction in any civil matter a id s; or growing out of the laws of stii town. And for all such services he siji be entitled to charge and reçoive tu same fees as are allowed by law to jiftices of the peace and ho shall also rtj'ive'.siH-li salary as may be allowed b;the Council of the town. And the sat Mayor shall preside ovei all mcet of the Council, lint ho shall have no except in case of a tie, when he slid have the casting vote. Seventh Proposed Amendment. inend section 6 so as to read as fol low: H it further enacted etc., That the Mayjr within two days after his elec tion and qualification shall appoint, with ;he advice and consent of tho coun cil. Mitflblo persons to fill the offices of .Secretary, Treasurer, Assessor, Collector an! Marshal of said corporation, who shili hold their offices during the pleas uiI of the Mayor: and tho Mayor shall till any vacancy in any of said offices w'shin ten days after it occurs in tha sane manner as above provided, aud aif two of said offices may bo given to orp person except the treasurer and collector. Section 2. Be it fuither enacted, etc., Unit said election shall be held on said diy of August, 1880, from 7 a. m .. to 5 p in., in the said corporation, and the cmrt house iu said corporation be and tie same be fixed as the polling place fir conducting aud holding said elec ton. Section 3. Be it further enacted, That inmodiately after tho adoption of this mt the Mayor of said corporation bo and lc is hereby directed to issue his procla nution giving notice' of said special eection aud directing the holding of the sane on the day above mentioned for tie purpose of having said proposed auondmetits voted on by the people (r'oters) of said corporation. Section 4. Beit lurtler enacted, etc., 'Jliat, said proposed amendments by their lumber in the following manner, viz: it. Proposed amendment, For Approval; '.d Proposed Amendment, For Approval, itc., shall be printed on small slips of laper and furnished tho voters of said sorpuration on said day of election. The voter desirous of votin g for any amend aient shall vote tlio same as printed, and ihe voter desirous of voting against any intendment shall erase or have erased the printed words "for approval" oppo site the amendment and write or have written opposite the amendment ho is desirous of voting against tho words 'against approval." Sections. Be it further enacted, etc., That there shall be' appointed by the Mayor three commissioners of election, qualified electors of said corporation vvlioao Wuty it uliall ho to hold and con duct. said election, to count the vote af ter the polls shall have been closed, aud make return of same according to law. Sec. (I. Be it further enacted, etc., That in the event a majority of the qualified electors at such election shall approve and ratify said proposed amend ments, the Mayor shall make official proclamation of same a9 required by law, aud the same shall become a part of the charter of said corporation. Approved Julv 9th, 1880. Attest: S. H. STIVERS, Mayor. A. B. PETTISS, Secretary. Proclamation. Whereas, under Acts No. 84 and 110 of the General Assembly of the State of Louisiana of 1880, one-third of tho pro perty tax payors of the town of Bastrop have petitioned the municipal authori ties ot said town to levy a special tax of five mills on the dollar per annum on the taxable property of said town, said tax to be levied and collected for a period of time not to exceed ten years and aud fcr the purpose of aiding in the construc tion of a ra lroad to be built from Mon roe. La., Via Bastrop, Louisiana, to some poipt on the Louisiana and Arkansas Line, to be levied and collected auuually and Whereas, one-third of the property tax-payers of said town have petitioned for certain amendments to the present charter of said town, said amendments being fully and specifically set forth in ordinance No. 6 of the town of Bastrop, adopted 9th day of July, 1880, and hav ing been published in the "Morehouse Clarion," a newspaper published in said town, and whereas the Council of the town of Bastrop adopted ordinances No. 5 anil 6, ordering a special election to be held in the town of Bastrop (the court house in said town being fixed as the polling places) on the 17th day of Au gust, 1880, for the purpose of taking the sense of the duly qualified electors of said town upon the question as to whether they are willing to pay said pn> posed tax, and upon the question as to whether they are willing to adopt the proposed amendments to the present charter of tho town of Bastrop, contain ed in said ordinance No. 6. Now, therefore, I, Samuel II. Stivers, Mayor of the town of Bastrop, do here by proclaim to the people of said town that there shall be held in said town on the 17tli day of August A. D. 1880, a special election for the purpose of sub mitting to. and ascertaining the sense of the qualified electors on the question as to whether or not they are willing to pay said proposed tax of 5 mills on the dol lar per annum on the taxablo property of said town for a period not to exceed teu years for the purpose above men tioned, and on the question as to wheth er they are willing to the amendments to tho Charter proposed in ordinance No. G of the town of Bastrop, which said ordinance containing said proposed amendments has boon published in the Morehouse Clarion, a newspaper pub lished in the town of Bastrop. I do hereby further proclaim that the fol lowing place fo: said election shall be the court house in the town of Bastrop; that tho polls shall be opened from 7 a. m. to 5 p.m. on said designated day, and that said election shall be held in all respects according to law. S. H. STIVERS, Mayor. Gr- IF- TISH>A-IjT3 CABINET M AKER AND UNDERTAKER. Bastrop, La. % Always on hand Hermetic and other Burial Caskets, and coffin trimming. All kinds of Furniture manufactured and repaired on short notice aud at liv ing rates. IMPROVK, STRENGTHEN and PRESERVE the EYES —by using — Wendell's Perfect Fitting SPECTACLES & EYE-GLASSES. —for 8alk by— IP. S. ZROII.IJEIG-ÏÏ, JEWELER .and X)PTICAN, BASTROP, LOUISIANA. Spectacles and to suit aflj' e y®- Gold rings, breast-pins, shirt-stuc.ds, brace lets, cuff buttons, watch -guards, and everything to be found in a fli'st-class jewelry shop, inctuding the celebrated C alendar C lock , price only $15. Spe cial attention paid to repairing. All work guaranteed. Country orders promptly attended to. Wedding rings made to older jauy P. S. ROLLEIGH. j d. hammonds-. .john M/GADDI8 j. pinckney smith. Hammonds, Gaddis & Co., COTTON FACTORS, —and— General Commission Merchants, 65 aud 67 Carondelet Street, NEW ORLEANS. Will make liberal advances and sell on consignment, cotton, sugar, molasses, rice, tobacco, wool, grain, live stock and country produce of all kinds. Having favorable connections hero and in the West for the purchase of supplies, all orders will receive strict attention, aud the interest of patrons will be closely guarded in price, packing and freight ontract. aug8-y S. T. W. Meek's GENERAL AGENCY For portable and stationary engines of different styles, saw and grist mills, cotton gins, wagons, buggies, cane and sorghum mills, evaporators, and improv ed agricultural implements. Persons de sirous of purchasing would do well, and receive advantages by buying through this aeeucy. Address, S. T. W. MEEK, Hamburg, Ark., by letter, who will promptly respond in person. Reters to Messrs. Jolin Bussey, A. L Bussey,' Vv". A. Harrington, Col. J. Wm. Brown and Hon. Jas. Bussey. W. A. PEALE, COTTON FACTOR AND Commission Merchant No. 52 Union St., NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana. John Chaffe & Sons, Ootton Factors, AND GENERAL Commission Merchants;, NO. 5» UNION STKKET, NEW ORLEANS. Charles Winkler, LOCK AND GUNSMITH, Bastrop, Louisiana.. Will repair guns and pistols on short notice. '"Satisfactionjguaranteed. The Morehonse Nursery, POINT PLEA8AN1, La. The undersigned is now ready to re ceive orders for fruitltrees for next fal delivery. All trees guaranteed. marl4-y JNO. MULHOLLAND. Established in 1652. MICHEL LEVY, FALLS INTO THE LINE OP BATTLE Fortified and armed with a huge stock of Spring and Sammer DRY GOODS. Enough for everybody, all to be sold just above cost. He means business in the strictest sense af the word. No humbug. Trial solic ited. John R. Rudisill, MONROE, Louisiana. [Near the railroad.] Dealer in staple groceries, and ev erything usually kept in a first-class grocery store THE HfMfltottse Clarion, liv Gold and Spe All to. sell and the all aud and de and in J. re fal ev A Weekly Newspaper Published in BASTROP, LOUISIANA, Offers Superior Inducements an Advertising Medium, We are Prep.u fd to turn «ut as JOB WORK AS ANY GOVS TRY OFFICE In the State TERMS OF SUBSCRtPTIOlr One year in advance .....2 Six months 1 Three months............. Reasonable Discountto. Those Advei tise by the Year. IT IS INTENDED |TO MAKE The Olarion A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE. NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE.